I’m so “hoppy” to have been tagged by writer, reader and critiquer- extraordinaire Carrie Finison for her innovative Book Love blog hop!
The idea is to help promote fabulous books that may not be receiving their due share of positive social media attention. Sure, we love WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE but it continues to sell very well in countless retail outlets under its own momentum.
There are so many fabulous books – old and new – that could use a little boost through additional reviews on social media. Positive blurbs on Amazon, Twitter, Goodreads and Pinterest can influence other readers and book buyers. Often the number of reviews a book has impacts the book’s ranking in search engine results, which helps increase sales.
Here’s how the BOOK LOVE blog hop works:
1. Pick some books you love (any genre) that you think deserve more attention than they are getting.
2. Post reviews – even brief ones – for those books on Amazon or another form of social media. Try Goodreads, Shelfari, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. If you want, post the reviews on your own blog as well, or link your blog reviews on social media.
3. Snag Dana Carey’s awesome BOOK LOVE badge for your blog sidebar. If you wish, link it back to Carrie’s post so your visitors know what it’s all about.
4. Tag some friends to join us through their blogs or on Facebook. That’s it! If you don’t want to wait to be tagged, you can jump right in and start reviewing and tagging yourself.
Here are the books that I’m promising to promote on the interwebs to garner a bit more book love:
Poetry books are often shelved together, away from picture books. But young readers will love discovering these funny, fabulous, tongue-tickling, toe-tapping forest critter poems!
An inspiring true tale of a naval pioneer and heroine who “had always felt the sea tug at her heart, strong as a full-moon tide.”
A super cute snail in a fresh story with lots of kid appeal and clever illustrations. Also a great book trailer and activities to download.
I’m passing on this Book Love Blog “Hopportunity” to four fab friends who read and review countless terrific tales on a regular basis: Stacy Jensen, Julie Rowan-Zoch, Teresa Robeson and Ronna Mandel from the ever-inspiring book review blog Good Reads with Ronna!
But if you are feeling inspired, don’t wait to be tagged, just *jump* on in!